"God gives the nuts, but He doesn’t crack them."
"It is in the shelter of each other that people live."
"Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens."
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next time is now."
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
"If I try to be like him, who will be like me?"
"The spirit of man is the lamp of God."
"The righteous will fall seven times and rise again."
"Two things people throughout history have had in common are hatred and humor. I am proud that I have been able to use humor to lessen people's hatred."
"If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don't feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there's too much that I still want to do."
"If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee."
"Taste and see that God is good."
"For with You is the source of life, in Your light, we see light."
"Art is a kind of illness."
"The music of Madame Butterfly was dictated to me by God. I was merely instrumental in getting it on paper and communicating it to the public."
"Yes, I can. Yes, I could. And Yes, I did."
"Write for pleasure and publish for money."